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Treating Snoring Problems in Children

A lot of children snore on numerous occasions while they sleep. This phenomenon is a lot more common than most people are aware of. Snoring is not just restricted to the adults. There are many reported cases of children snoring, which can be a sign of some type of sleep disorder, but most of the […]

Addressing Enlarged Nasal Turbinates

Turbinates are tissue-covered bones located by the inside nasal walls. These thin structures regulate air flow inside the nose and keep the nasal cavity moist. Any problem with the structure of the turbinates can affect your breathing. The Role of Nasal Turbinates There are three levels of turbinates inside the nose. The lower or the […]

Recurring Sinus Problems? We Can Help.

Sinuses are small air-like pockets present inside the cheekbones and the forehead. They secrete mucus into the nose, which traps dust particles and foreign bodies. Sinusitis is the inflammation of sinuses and causes disruption of mucus flow and other nasal problems. Sinusitis can be chronic or acute depending upon the duration of the infection. Sinusitis […]

Chronic sinusitis

Key points Chronic sinusitis is defined by (2 or more of) nasal obstruction, mucopuluent discharge, decreased smell or facial pain with CT or endoscopic evidence of sinus disease Consider other differential diagnoses Nasal obstruction, a post-nasal drip, headaches or loss of smell as sole individual symptoms are rarely due to sinusitis. Once the diagnosis is […]

The Deviated Nasal Septum

A common physical disorder of the nose, nasal septum deviation involves a displacement of the nasal septum. The septum is the cartilage and bone that divides the nasal cavity. When it becomes crooked or off centre, this is a classified as a deviated septum. Nearly 80 percent of healthy people have some kind of misalignment […]

Snoring Treatment – The Value of Seeing an ENT Specialist

Millions of men and women suffer from mild to severe snoring issues that not only mar their ability to obtain a good night’s sleep but also interfere with their capacity to function normally the following day. Although the problem of snoring is more prevalent in males, a sizeable number of women also suffer from the […]

Septal Perforations: Why and How Are They Fixed?

A septal perforation, in simple terms, is a hole in the cartilaginous septum that divides your left and right nostril. This hole (perforation) connects the two passages. A perforation can be caused due to many reasons. Most commonly, it is caused by previous nasal surgeries and trauma to the septum. Other causes can be abuse […]

Acute Rhinosinusitis (sinusitis) – An overview for GP’s and patients

Acute rhinosinusitis

  Acute rhinosinusitis remains a common cause for GP and otolaryngology specialist consultations. Adults experience on average one to three episodes of viral acute rhinosinusitis per year but children may experience many more depending on their exposure to viral pathogens. The condition is similar in children and adults but the adenoid pad can play a […]

Paediatric chronic rhinosinusitis – advice to doctors and parents

Paediatric chronic rhinosinusitis is a clinical diagnosis due to persistent inflammation of the lining of the nose and sinuses. Most children have a runny nose (rhinorrhoea), nasal congestion and a cough lasting more than 12 weeks. Pathophysiology of paediatric chronic rhinosinusitis Paediatric chronic rhino sinusitis is thought be multifactorial possibily involving bacteria, biofilms, adenoiditis and […]

Paediatric acute rhinosinusitis – advice to doctors and parents

Dr Roth gives an outline of the current recommendations for the diagnosis and management of paediatric acute rhinosinusitis for primary care physicians.  Definition of paediatric acute rhinosinusitis Paediatric acute rhinosinusitis is one of the most common problems present to primary care practitioners across the world.  Paediatric acute rhinosinusitis is defined as the sudden onset of […]

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